NWS Confirms a Tornado Touched Down in CT Wednesday

TAUNTON, Mass. (WGGB) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday in Tolland County in Connecticut.

The NWS located out of Taunton made the announcement just after 4:00 p.m. Thursday.  They have been able to confirm the tornado occurred near Andover, Coventry, and Mansfield on July 10 shortly after 5:00 in the evening.

Their survey team reports that the tornado first touched down in Andover around 5:20 p.m. and finally lifted in Mansfield about 30 minutes later at 5:51 p.m.

The twister reached top speeds of 90 mph and was 100 yards wide, traveling a total of 11.2 miles.

While no one was injured in the storm, the tornado’s path uprooted numerous trees, snapped off tree tops and caused damage to a sheet metal shed.

The tornado has been classified as EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale.

(Photo Courtesy Nick Stanczyc)

(Photo Courtesy Nick Stanczyc)